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Current engagement opportunities

Engage Ottawa

The City of Ottawa wants your input on the projects, policies, programs, and services that affect your daily life. From open houses to workshops and online engagement opportunities, your feedback helps to shape City decisions.

The City offers residents a variety of opportunities to engage, share information and collaborate. You can weigh in on different online engagement opportunities using the City’s new innovative engagement platform, Engage Ottawa.

Online engagement


  • Building Permits and Land Development Applications
    • The City of Ottawa has undertaken a multi-year, technology project to replace components of the 20-year-old Municipal Application Partnership (MAP) software solution. The MAP software solution currently used for land development applications, permits and licensing by the Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department (PIEDD) has reached end-of-life and requires modernization.
  • Climate Resiliency Strategy
    • The City is developing a Climate Resiliency Strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.
  • Election Signs By-laws Review
    • In June 2019, City Council directed staff to review the regulations for election signs in the City's Signs By-laws. This survey will allow City staff to better understand the opinion of members of the public.
  • Riverain Park
    • The City of Ottawa is pleased to present the concept drawings for the new skate park and replacement fieldhouse in Riverain Park for your review and comments.
  • Alexander Community Centre
    • The City has developed 3 potential concept plans to expand the existing facility to add a full size gymnasium and increase opportunities for group activities for children and adults, including day programs, events and meetings and potentially a library.
  • Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
    • Everyone has a role to play in safety and well-being, and over the past year, the City of Ottawa has been capturing community feedback as we develop Ottawa’s Community Safety and Well-Being (CSWB) Plan.


Ongoing engagement opportunities

  • Anti-racism and ethnocultural relations
    • Help us better address racism in our city.
  • Bike Parking Strategy 
    • We welcome and encourage your feedback as we develop a Bike Parking Strategy that will ensure the City is able to meet current and future demand for bike parking, and in doing so promote and encourage cycling. 
  • Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
    • Provide your feedback on strategies and actions to improve safety and well-being for everyone in Ottawa.
  • New Official Plan
    • Provide your vision by summer 2021 for the future growth of the city and your feedback on the policy framework that will guide development.
  • Open Ottawa
    • The City provides free access to data and information through its Open Ottawa data portal. As part of the City’s Smart City 2.0 Strategy, we want to hear your ideas on how to improve the portal and what data sets you would like to see.
  • Orléans Corridor Secondary Plan Study
    • Provide your feedback on proposed future development in the Orléans Corridor.
  • Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan 
    • The City is looking for your feedback on the first Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan. 
  • Solid Waste Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City should manage solid waste over the next 30 years.
  • Transportation Master Plan
    • Provide your feedback on how the City how our transportation system can move us in the right direction for decades to come.
  • Vision Vanier
    • Ask a question about the Vanier revitalization projects and learn how you can engage with them.
  • Vanier Culture in Action
    • Provide your ideas and opinions on how to improve artistic, heritage and cultural life in Vanier.